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cajun mac and cheese

Cajun Mac and Cheese

Michelle Boulé
Step up your mac and cheese game with a recipe for Cajun Mac and Cheese. Andouille sausage, bell pepper and a kick of heat makes it perfect
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 954 kcal


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chef's Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Saute Pan


  • 1 Pound Andouille Sausage
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Pound Dried Pasta Elbows or Cavatappi preferred
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mustard


  • Sautée Sausage in a nonstick skillet until cooked through. Slice and set aside.
  • Cook pasta per package instructions until al dente. Set aside.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir together until fully incorporated. Cook roux until flour is cooked through and it has a slight nutty aroma.
  • Slowly add milk to roux mixture, whisking together so that it is smooth and fully blended together. Add is half and half.
  • Whisk in cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Let simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Add in seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add pasta, sausage and bell pepper to the sauce mixture and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 954kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 37gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 1093mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1905IUVitamin C: 42.5mgCalcium: 416mgIron: 2.7mg
Keyword cajun mac and cheese
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